The Pittsburgh Penguins had a hot start to the 2013 NHL season, but their momentum quickly faded as the first week of the season progressed. The first five games of their 48-game schedule reveal a few positives and negatives about the team’s start.
Pittsburgh started off strong with two back-to-back road wins against Atlantic Division rivals—the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. However, they went on to lose their home opener to the Toronto Maple Leafs and lost a road game in Winnipeg against the Jets.
With their decent start, the Penguins are living up to some expectations and failing to meet others. Let’s take a look at some of the positives and negatives of the club’s first week of the season.